Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/23/2011

Saturday Vids: Marry Me

This video was the winner of the 2008 Tropfest short film contest in Australia (kind of random, I know). I came across it a while ago thanks to a post on the fabulous (and yes, Australian) Feministing blogger Chloe Angyal's twitter, and think it's pretty awesome. Girl power, whaddup? Also, Jason Mahooney's mullet is pretty sweet.

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 06/25/2011

Saturday Vids: Beyonce – Run the World (LIES)

I’m sure Beyonce had good intentions with her recent single “Run The World.” But unfortunately she didn’t exactly think that “girl power” sentiment through. Samhita from Feministing wrote a particularly insightful post about the dichotomy of this song, but hey. This is Saturday Vids. So I’m going to let Amber from the YouTube channel “Nineteen Percent” give an equally insightful interpretation of this song via video.

Here’s Beyonce’s song “Run The World” for reference:

And here’s Amber’s response:

Thanks to reader Greta for the tip!

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Creative | Posted by Tesneem A on 06/3/2011

My Anthem

I won’t follow your conventions; I’ll lead my own way,

And I will refuse to listen to those that say nay,

I’ll speak my mind and do whatever I like,

Whether you think I am wrong or right,

For who are you to judge me or the things I do,

When you have barely spoken to me for a second or two?

I’ll welcome your friendship with open arms,

Yes I’m kind and cool, don’t be alarmed!

But the day you treat me like dirt on the floor,

You’ll sling your hook, and there’s the door!

I am a person of value and high esteem,

No matter how anyone else tries to make me seem.

Bash me and bruise me if you dare,

I’ll still trust my convictions sans any …

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